Guilty Pleasure: Being Mary Jane


Oh my god, I love this show. Hands down beside Scandal (which is pretty much the same things a Being Mary Jane) and The Originals, I would say that Being Mary Jane is one of the best shows on TV….PERIOD!!! What is there not to love? Such an amazing cast: Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, Stephen Bishop, Raven Goodwin just to name a few of the actors that make this show great.

So for those of you have don’t have a single clue as to what Being Mary Jane is about let me fill you in. Mary Jane Paul is a news presenter who works for a TV company and is very good and successful at her job. Her work life is one it’s top form but however her love life isn’t. She met Andre (outside of the show) and starts to date him unaware that he is married with children. When she finds out that he has been keeping this from her she kicks him to the curb, tells his wife that she is sleeping with him and decides to start fooling around with her ex David again. In the mist of all this fooling she takes some bad advice from one of her interviewees on her talk show and secretly steals David’s sperm. Mary Jane is once again unaware that David has also being seeing someone else behind Mary Jane’s back and she is at a complete loss. Knowing that she is doing the wrong thing, she goes back to Andre and there affair continues. When she starts to realise that Andre was just the rebound guy for her ex David she dumps Andre and attempts to pursue David again but David has moved on. When one of Mary Jane’s friends tell David about Mary Jane stealing his sperm, he goes round to see Mary Jane only for her to realise that he is all she ever wanted. She confesses her love for him but he declines so in a finale attempt to get what she wants she tries to inseminate herself with the sperm but decides its a bad idea and decides to move on from David for good.

This show has me glued to the TV. I haven’t missed a single episode of the show. Stephen Bishop who plays David is the most sexiest male TV actor I have seen in a long time (even sexier than Harrison from Scandal and Marcel from The Originals). If I had to rate this show I would honestly give it 11/10. If you haven’t seen the show, then you need too.

Even though the season finale which aired this week disappointed the hell out of me, I still love this show. I can relate to this show in so many ways (I’m not talking about her sleeping with the married man part or her stealing her ex’s sperm part either). Seeing another TV show which is being lead by a Black woman is inspiring because it’s not often that Black women or men are cast as lead actors within the film and TV industry.

The worst part  is that it is over for now but don’t worry because Being Mary Jane has been renewed! Word on the Twitter street is that they will start shooting for the second season of Being Mary Jane very soon and apparently Mary Jane might be pregnant with Andre’s baby!!!!!!!!!!! (but this is just a rumour so don’t get to excited).

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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 Nominations Are Here!!!


The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy awards are in. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live in America from coast to coast (8pm ET/5pm PT) on Sunday, September 22 on CBS and will be hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. The nominations are:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Modern Family
Big Bang Theory
30 Rock

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

Laura Dern – Enlightened
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Jason Bateman – Arrested Development
Louis CK – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Jim Parsons – Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series:

Jane Lynch – Glee
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Merritt Wever – Nurse Jackie
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Mayim Bialik – Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:
Adam Driver – Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ed O’Neil – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale – Veep

Drama Series:

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

Connie Britton – Nashville
Claire Danes – Homeland
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Damian Lewis – Homeland
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:

Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Jonathan Banks – Breaking Bad
Bobby Cannavale – Boardwalk Empire

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:

Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
Morena Baccarin – Homeland
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Outstanding Reality Show Host:

Ryan Seacrest – American Idol
Betty White – Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron – Dancing With The Stars
Heidi Klum / Tim Gunn – Project Runway
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain – The Taste

Outstanding Reality Series Competition:

The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
The Voice
Top Chef
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:

American Horror Story
Behind The Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Top of the Lake
Political Animals

Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie:

Benedict Cumberbatch – Parade’s End
Matt Damon – Behind The Candelabra
Michael Douglas – Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones – The Girl
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie:

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
Laura Linney – The Big C
Elisabeth Moss – Top Of The Lake
Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

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The MTV Video Music Awards 2013 Nominations Are Here!!!


The nominations for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. Macklemore and Justin Timberlake lead the nominations with 6 nominations each including Video of the Year and Best Direction. The nominations are:

Video Of The Year:

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”

Best Hip-Hop Video:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “F**kin Problems”
J. Cole feat. Miguel – “Power Trip”

Best Male Video:

Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Ed Sheeran – “Lego House”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”

Best Female Video:

Rihanna feat. Mickey Ekko – “Stay”
Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Demi Lovato – “Heart Attack”

Best Pop Video:

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
fun. – “Carry On”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”
Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”

Artist To Watch Presented by Taco Bell®:

Twenty One Pilots – “Holding On To You”
Zedd Feat. Foxes – “Clarity”
Austin Mahone – “What About Love”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Iggy Azalea – “Work”

Best Collaboration:

Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z -“Suit & Tie”
Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – “Feel This Moment”
Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”

Best Video With A Social Message:

Kelly Clarkson – “People Like Us”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love”
Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed”
Miguel – “Candles In The Sun”
Beyoncé – “I Was Here”

Best Rock Video:

Imagine Dragons – “Radiocative”
Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
30 Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Best Art Direction:

Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

30,Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N”
Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem”
alt-J – “Tesselate”

Best Choreography:

Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Ciara – “Body Party”
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – “Live It Up” feat. Justin Bieber – “#thatPOWER”
Bruno Mars – “Treasure”

Best Cinematography:

30 Seconds To Mars – “Up In The Air”
Lana Del Rey – “Ride”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
A-Trak & Tommy Trash – “Tuna Melt”

Best Direction:

Justin Timberlake feat. JAY Z – “Suit & Tie”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”
fun. – “Carry On”
Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

Best Editing:

P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”
Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”

Best Visual Effects:

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures”
Skrillex feat. The Door – “Breakin’ A Sweat”
The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
Duck Sauce – “It’s You”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”

This years MTV Video Music Award takes place on the 25th of August at the Staples Center.

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The Apprentice 2013: Leah Totton Wins The Apprentice 2013


Leah Totton has been crowned The Apprentice 2013 after she beat runner up Luisa Zissman to become Lord Sugar’s new business partner. In tonight’s intense episode we saw Leah’s business plan which is to set up a medical clinic for pop in cosmetic surgery overshadow Luisa’s business plan which was to start up a baker company. In this episode we also saw the return of several popular ex candidates like Alex, Myles, Uzma and Jason. They helped both Luisa and Leah start up there company and helped prepare them for there every so important pitches. In the end, Lord Sugar chose to invest £250,000 into Leah’s business.

Congratulations Leah!

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THIS WEEK’S NEWS: Glee Star Cory Monteith Dies, Danny O’Donoghue Leaves The Voice UK, Azealia Banks & Lily Allen Have A Twitter War and Daley Ojuederie Is Removed From The Big Brother House


Firstly, it’s been a very sad week for Glee fans all over the world as Glee star Cory Monteith died from a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol. This news comes as a huge shock to the entire world as his death was so unexpected. Cory, who played Finn Hudson on Glee was found dead at a hotel in Canada. His on-screen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michelle has asked for some privacy during this hard time. Loads of celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and the Glee cast and crew took to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor. Glee just won’t be the same with Finn Hudson and our prayers go out to his family and his friends through this hard time. We will miss you, R.I.P Cory Monteith.


In other news, another judge from The Voice UK has announced there departure. The Script frontman Danny O’Donoghue has announced that he will not be returning to season 3 of The Voice UK. Danny won The Voice UK this year when his act Andrea beat the nation’s favourite Leah McFall to be crowned The Voice UK 2013. Earlier this month, pop sensation Jessie J announced that she also is departing from The Voice UK because she wants to focus more on her music career and up-and-coming tour. No statements have been made on whether or not fellow judges and Sir Tom Jones will also be returning. We will miss the weekly denim on denim Danny!


She’s at it again. Big mouth hip hop princess Azealia Banks has started another Twitter war and this time her victim was Lily Allen. The arguments between them started when Azealia made a comment about a certain celebrity getting plastic surgery to compete against her in which as fan referred Azealia to one of Lily’s old tweet from 2013. Azealia quickly fired back to this ancient tweet calling Lily’s children ugly and calling het husband a thumb. Lily fired back to Azealia by pointing out that she is a one hit wonder and is a wannabe. We here at Roseberry Productions are completely fed up of Azealia’s constant antics and from this point onwards refuse to write any articles on her until her behavior has changed.


And finally, this week in Big Brother has been very very entertaining as housemate Daley Ojuederie was removed from the Big Brother house after showing aggressive behavior to fellow housemate Hazel O’Sullivan. Daley verbally abused Hazel in a playful way however he took it a tad to far when he put his hands around Hazel’s neck. The rest of the Big Brother housemates were completely shocked when they learned that Daley has been removed from the housemate permanently and would not be returning. Hazel received a warning from Big Brother stating that her behavior was also unacceptable as she slapped Daley’s bum and pulled down his pants live on air. Also this week Callum, Dexter, Gina, Jackie and the twins Jack and Joe face the public vote this week.

And that is this week’s news.

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REVIEW: Skins Fire – Part Two


So…the concluding episode to Effy’s story in Skins Fire Part Two continued tonight on E4 and well what can I say. If you read my previous review for the first episode Skins Fire Part One you would know that I wasn’t really feeling the first episode at all. I mean, I did like it but I was a bit disappointed. Because of how occasionally dull I found the first episode, my excite for this episode wasn’t that high but seeing as I am a massive Skins fan I decided to watch it just to see if something good or at least interesting was going to happen. So the episode opened with Naomi’s stand up performance. Once again, I thought it was a genius move. I’m not gonna lie I found myself laughing at one of the jokes. For some reason I find myself being more interested in watching Naomi’s story than Effy’s. Anyway the episode continues on to the appearance of Emily Fitch which might I add I found quite pointless however that being said my face did light up when she came on the screen. It felt nice seeing another old classic character back in Skins; it’s just a shame that most of the other characters couldn’t make an appearance.

So just when it seems that Effy had it, the man, the job and the money; it all falls out of her hands…very predictably. The love affair between Effy and her boss (who’s name I still haven’t learned yet) was very interesting. It was clear that he was going to play her right from the very start and the only person who didn’t see it coming was Effy. The most touching and heartbreaking scenes from this episode was Naomi’s cancer story line. I felt the emotion and the pain of the character and it touched me. To tackle a story line with such pain and heartbreak behind it, I must say I commend Skins for. I felt from early in the episode that Naomi’s character was going to die and I honestly didn’t want her to. The scenes of Naomi laying in the hospital bed looking so ill were good scenes and very heartbreaking.


The episode ended with Effy being fired after all her financial scheming were outed. Although once again I did find myself drifting off especially at the beginning of the episode I must admit that I liked this episode a lot more than the first one. It was emotional and I’m gonna be 100% percent honest when I say that I am gonna miss Effy. Over the last couple years her character has provided me with so much life and even inspired me when I was younger to be a bad ass teenager. I will miss Effy and Naomi and Emily.


Don’t forget to catch the next episode Skins: Pure next week on E4 at 10pm.

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